San Francisco, CA—Today the ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, San Francisco Bulls made an announcement as they added defenseman Andrew Eastman to their roster. With that signing, it brings their current count to 15 players. SF Bulls President/Head Coach Pat Curcio had this to say regarding the signing of Andrew Eastman.
“Andrew is a skilled smooth-skating defenseman,” said Bulls President/Head Coach Pat Curcio. “He should contribute in the offensive department from the blueline. I was familiar with his play in the OHL and Germany. There have been a lot of players that made the jump from CIS and made an immediate impact at this level, so we’re optimistic Andrew will do the same.”
At 22 years of age, Eastman has played the last two years in collegiate hockey action with the University of Western Ontario in Canada. The Ontario native comes in at 5 foot 11 inch and 182 lbs. During his time with University of Western Ontario, Eastman helped his team to the 2012 University Cup. That same year, Eastman led his squad among defenseman as he recorded 17 points, which included 3 goals and 14 assists. Over those two years there, Eastman played in a total 51 games with 27 points and registered 5 goals and 22 assists. In addition to that, Eastman has also spent time playing in Germany and in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Barrie Colts and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Moncton Wildcats.
After the signing was made, Eastman talked about how exciting it is to be part of the San Francisco Bulls.
“It’s exciting to start my North American professional career,” said Eastman. “I have some experience playing pro in Germany, but it’s a different test here. Talking with Pat, I liked what he wants to do with the team, so it intrigued me to come here. I’ve never been to the West Coast, but it shouldn’t be as big of a culture shock compared to going over to Germany.”
Ryan Bayer Bay Sport Report Sharks Reporter @81Bayer
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